It's all about the riffs; pure rhythm and sensitive musicianship can make for interesting and engaging music without the need for catchy melodies and lyrics. The duo's sound has roots in stoner (Kyuss, Clutch), metal (Mastodon, Melvins) and prog (Lightning Bolt, Oxes) but is a culmination of all 3, plus more rocking out. The idea for 50ft Panda was to strip back to the basic formula of a rock song: the riff, the beat and that fucking hench grunt of a sound. Tom plays riffs on a low tuned guitar... Topics: 50ft panda, oxford, rock, music, tooting bizarre, chris hutchinson, tom waters
Highly praised full-length from Thumpermonkey. Released by Tooting Bizarre. "Thumpermonkey, exciting, exhilarating and manic in a way that assorted preachers can only dream of. Pig Heart is a stunningly successful experiment in sound, all sorts of sound in all sorts of odd combinations and like all frantic genius style projects it’s bursting with hundreds of amazingly little vignettes that have all had to be incorporated into a mere ten tracks. Truly, a brilliant album and you are urged... Topics: thumpermonkey, prog, pluralism, mike patton, garbos death pants, woodman, rock, metal
First full-band album from Thumpermonkey Lives!. All mp3s are 320kbps. "The last person to really make a career out being both so wonderful and outright fucking weird was one Frank Zappa. The world has, alas, moved on since then and unless I revive the college day plan of spiking the water system with acid it’s hard to see this gorgeousness gracing a chart near you." Unpeeled.co.uk "Sounds like a bunch of fuckin’ loons dickin’ about" says a passing woman.... Topics: thumpermonkey, lives, prog, rock, metal, math, progressive, ian gillan, genesis, isis, tool,...
Bootlegged rehearsal. Recorded in Chris bedroom on the 1st November 2008, prior to the Mr Shout album launch gig in Oxford. Topics: 50ft panda, oxford, rock, music, tooting bizarre, chris hutchinson, tom waters
High energy extended player and "official" Thumpermonkey debut. Released by Tooting Bizarre. "...sort of like an unholy union of Extreme Noise Terror, ‘Antmusic’ era Adam and the Ants and a group of passing Druids, all plugged into the mains supply by handy little clips to the genitals, which in all honesty needs to be heard to be believed. The work of a warped genius, or just warped? Your call." Losing Today All mp3s are 224kbps. Topics: thumpermonkey, prog, pluralism, mike patton, garbos death pants, woodman, rock, metal
‘Apocryphal’ debut EP, “Hitchhikers Might be Escaping Inmates”, made in a lost weekend in 2001 using a 1-gig hard drive / 120mhz processor Hewlett Packard PC, all vocals recorded using the PC’s microphone and then rendered as 128kbps mp3 files only. You have been warned... Released by Tooting Bizarre & Thumpermonkey. Topics: thumpermonkey, prog, pluralism, mike patton, garbos death pants, woodman, rock, metal
Second full length album from Thumpermonkey Lives! Released by Tooting Bizarre. "This is a truly remarkable record. It's not for the faint hearted and don't even attempt it unless you've had a hearty breakfast of Genesis with a side order of King Crimson, and been snacking on Primus and Tool all morning. But if, like me, you need a full injection of Yes and Magma into each testicle before you can get out of bed in the mornings, you'll shortly realise that "Bring Me Sun For... Topics: thumpermonkey, lives, prog, rock, metal, math, progressive, ian gillan, genesis, isis, tool,...